The Spraoi International Street Arts Festival will feature street artists from around the globe, presenting a thrilling selection of world class street theatre.

Acts from Ireland and around the world lined up to bring the very best of international street theatre to Waterford. Spraoi’s commitment to the creation and development of new Irish work remains central to the company’s ethos.

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The Streetwalker (Slovenia) IRISH PREMIERE Streetwalker open air “ready-made“ gallery invites you to discover the finest artworks hiding behind every street corner of Waterford. Come and see a newly found Picasso, Pollock or even Zankič – in places where you … Continued

The Primitives

Three of a Kind (Belgian/Germany) IRISH PREMIERE Whilst there is no ‘story’ and no definable characters, the appearance of 3 middle aged men in suits and ties nonetheless evokes many images and emotions. Have they escaped from some office somewhere? … Continued

Che fa, concilia?

Che fa, concilia? (Italy) IRISH PREMIERE Don’t you know where you are? Are you stuck in traffic? Can’t you cross the road? You’re in luck, because he’s going to rescue you: the virtuous of the whistle, the ace of the … Continued

Waterford Youth Arts

Weird Wacky and Wonderful (Ireland) Seamie saw a traveling circus show when he was a child and he now wants to go back there once again.  People say he’s strange, but maybe he’s just a bit different?  ‘Weird Wacky and Wonderful’ … Continued


Guido Fanzini’s Impossible Circus (Ireland) Pogo sticks?…Check Plot to steal thunder from brother?…Check Guido Fanzini has finally managed to demote his brother Ronaldo to a lowly circus roustabout so that he can shine as the star of Guido Fanzini’s Impossible … Continued

The 2Men

The 2Men (UK) The Tourists The Tourists are good old salt of the Earth boys and lovable East End cockney geezers. Truth is they don’t get out of London much…in fact, this is their first time! Having won a competition … Continued

Circle of Two

Dodo’s Dream (UK) Inspired, amongst others, by the myth of Pygmalion and the tales of E.T.A. Hoffmann (such as The Sand Man and The Nutcracker),  Circle of Two tell the heartbreaking, impossible love story of an eccentric inventor and the … Continued

The Flying Dutchmen

The Sky’s the Limit (Holland/Canada) IRISH PREMIERE The Flying Dutchmen produce a street show that is slick, funny and highly skilled, and one that appeals to all ages.Their astonishing stunts, great audience interaction, interchangeable skills, all served up in their … Continued

Hop House 13 Rhythm Route

In association with Hop House 13, Spraoi bring a diverse, exciting and eclectic programme of national and international music to the pubs, clubs and hotels of Waterford over the three days and nights of the festival. All Hop House 13 … Continued

George’s Court Stage

Located in John Roberts Square, the George’s Court Stage will rock to the varied sounds of funk, brass and ska throughout Saturday and Sunday. A very special thank you to George’s Court Shopping Centre for supporting these acts. Saturday The … Continued